Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I have cleaned off a spot on my dry erase board to create my objective area as well as my passes area. Last year I was always "loosing" kiddos ha ha! My mind was constantly on other things when that one would ask to go to the restroom and 5 minutes later I was asking where they were!

So this year I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased the wooden already painted symbols and put magnets on them and hung them on my board...

I have a Big Flower for the girls restroom...

Baseball for boys restroom....

3 worms for the Library (Book Worms...he he), that is how many kids we can send down at at time to the library...

2 school busses for office passes...

1 sun for Nurse or other places the kids may go....

We all know they LOVE writing on the board so beside each pass I have them sign their name so I know where they are!!!!

This has been a life saver for me this year!!!!!!!!!!!


I have created a homework board in my classroom and I REALLY LOVE it!!!

My kids have a homework journal they have to take home each night and have signed as well as I have to sign it before they leave each day with the daily homework written down in it!

I especially love this for students that are absent so that they can look to see what assignments they need to catch up on!!!!

Another thing I do is put TR for Thursday for outside of the classroom education...We discuss at the beginning of the year how this is used in college to let you know what day your classes will be on!

They love that concept! 


My sister ROCKS by the way!

She is sooooo talented!

She is also looking to become a school teacher as she is currently student teaching in Kindergarten!

For Christmas she made me this locker to put in my classroom, as you can see it hasn't made it out of my garage yet, just because I have to put some shelves in it!!!

I am SOOOOOOOOOOO excited to have this as a part of my classroom and teaching career!!!

Love HER!!!!


I have started a new classroom management idea in my classroom and I call it:


I took sentence strips, wrote each students name on it and then I had these stickers from fall pictures and placed that on the end of the sentence strip and then laminated the strips.

I each week update their status with positive behaviors and if it doesn't get "disliked" by the end of the week then they can participate in an extra recess on Friday afternoons....

If it does get "disliked" then they have to sit on the wall and read their AR book...

This is just a trial run and I will probably change my mind about some parts of it before the year is up, but the kids LOVE it!!!

I also like it because it makes me REALLY focus on positive behaviors!!!!!

Anchor Charts (MY VERSION)

I promised to post pictures of the Anchor Charts I had made so here they are:


I enjoyed doing this project for around my clock in my room...

I have been TRYING and TRYING to make the connection for my kids about 1/4, 25 Cents...15 after.....trying to make these connect is like pulling teeth...So I did put on the left hand side by the 3: 1/4 After

and then at 6: 1/2 Past

and at 9: 1/4 till

I hope someday soon they are able to make this connection and make their life a little simpler!!!

Here is my Clock!

Vocabulary Tree

Another inspiration from Pinterest came for my Vocabulary Tree!

I started this after Christmas Break this year and each week we add 10 new leaves to the tree! The kids love this and it adds great color to my classroom! It is going to be awesome to see the Tree in full bloom by the end of the year.

The kids commented that they didn't realize they had learned that many words....

Here it is:

At the top the sign reads: LOOK, our vocabulary is growing!!!!